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Infrastructure and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Authors
  • Antonio Estache
  • Quentin Wodon

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction

    1. Antonio Estache, Quentin Wodon
      Pages 1-7
  3. Infrastructure, Growth, and the MDGs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Antonio Estache, Quentin Wodon
      Pages 11-25
    3. Antonio Estache, Quentin Wodon
      Pages 27-43
    4. Antonio Estache, Quentin Wodon
      Pages 45-58
  4. Are Household Needs Being Met?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Antonio Estache, Quentin Wodon
      Pages 63-71
    3. Antonio Estache, Quentin Wodon
      Pages 73-85
    4. Antonio Estache, Quentin Wodon
      Pages 87-94
    5. Antonio Estache, Quentin Wodon
      Pages 95-111
  5. What Did Past Reforms Achieve and What’s Next?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Antonio Estache, Quentin Wodon
      Pages 117-135
    3. Antonio Estache, Quentin Wodon
      Pages 137-149
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 167-190

About this book

Introduction

Infrastructure and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa analyzes the extent to which, how, and how fast the infrastructure needs of the poor have been met in Sub-Saharan Africa. Estache and Wodon explore the extent to which some key policies have hurt or helped progress in trying to speed the expansions of coverage so clearly needed in the region. They focus on electricity, water, sanitation, and other services at the core of the day-to-day needs of the population, examining the extent to which reforms of the last 15-20 years have managed to reduce the infrastructure gap. They anchor their analysis on the evidence available about the macroeconomic importance of infrastructure for the region, the policies that have been adopted to accelerate coverage, and a detailed assessment of the poverty dimensions of infrastructure.

Keywords

Infrastructure poverty Africa sub-Saharan Africa utilities electricity water sanitation transport telecoms subsidies access affordability tariffs cost recovery investments aid overseas development assistance millennium development goals growth production strategy

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